Earlier this month, historic flooding overtook Brad Paisley‘s home state of West Virginia, killing 23 people, and leaving 44 out of 55 counties in states of emergency.
As a native of Glen Dale, West Virginia, Paisley is showing support and launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the victims of the floods.
The goal is to raise $1 million for disaster relief, and Paisley jump-started the charity campaign with his own $100,000 donation.
Brad posted a heartfelt video on Facebook on Wednesday (June 29) showing himself playing “Country Roads,” a tribute to the state, then talking about the tragedy and what fans can do to help.
Rather than doing a concert in the area right away, Paisley says he wants to raise money quickly and get it to the affected people according to Rolling Stone.
The funds will go directly to Paisley’s foundation, which is distributed by the Wesbanco Trust in Wheeling, W.V. Every dollar will help with cleanup costs and supporting the victims of the flooding.
“It’s very important to me that this is done right, that every dollar goes there” Paisley shares. “We as a state are a very strong state. We have much love for one another. We band together in these times. We will get through this as a state. We can’t do anything about the loss of life or the pain, but the dollars we raise can replace all the things that were lost otherwise.”